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  • South Korea on Monday confirmed the first case linked with the newly discovered virus in China, according to local media. This has raised concerns that the coronavirus which causes pneumonia-like symptoms is set to spread across Asia, local Yonhap news agency reported. Local health authorities said ...

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  • The Taal Volcano, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, has affected more than 50,000 people, local media reported on Monday. A total of 50,599 families or 203,763 people in three provinces have so far been affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, according to the state-run ...

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  • As world leaders met in Berlin Sunday to chart a way forward for peace in Libya, forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar have been violating a week-old cease-fire around the capital Tripoli. Periodic gunshots have been heard south of the Libyan capital, and black smoke can be seen rising, according to ...

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  • The Libyan sides took "a little step forward" at the Berlin conference on Sunday by agreeing to send five representatives from each side to a UN-initiated military committee to address a cease-fire, said Russia’s foreign minister on Sunday. Speaking to Russian reporters in Berlin, the site of ...

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  • Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday to remain comfortably at the top of the English Premier League. Liverpool are unstoppable for their first title in 30 years, as they extended their lead in the top spot of the table to 16 points with a game in hand. Virgil van Dijk's 14th-minute ...

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  • The death toll from an airstrike by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on a government military camp in western Yemen has hit 87, said military sources on Sunday. An armed unmanned aerial vehicle was used in the Saturday attack on a camp in the city of Marib, according to military sources from the ...

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  • Apparently reversing a previous decision, Iran currently has no plans to send the black box from a passenger plane downed by Iranian missiles on Jan. 8 to any other country, said local media reports. Hassan Rezaifar, in charge of accident investigations at Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, told ...

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  • At its conclusion, Sunday’s international conference in Berlin on finding peace in Libya stressed its commitment to implementing a fragile cease-fire in the North African country. “We call on all parties concerned to redouble their efforts for a sustained suspension of hostilities, ...

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  • Leaders and top government officials, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are gathering in Germany on Sunday in a bid to thrash out a lasting cease-fire in Libya and pave the ...

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  • Eighty of 220 injured protesters in Beirut were admitted to hospitals Saturday after clashing with security forces outside the parliament building. The remaining 140 of the injured received outpatient treatment, according to the Lebanese Red Cross. Lebanon cities hosted marches with the ...

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  • U.S. soldiers present in regions under YPG/PKK terror group’s occupation in Syria, on Saturday stopped Russian soldiers who wanted to reach oil fields. Dispute between the U.S. and Russia about the Rumeylan oil field in northeast Hasakah is ongoing. According to information Anadolu Agency ...

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  • Yellow Vest protesters resurfaced in Paris today, embracing new causes, against both proposed pension reforms and police violence, according to local press reports. Thousands marched in the northern part of the capital in a route stretched from Porte de Champerret to Gare de Lyon, starting in the ...

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  • Internet facilities were restored in two northern districts of Kashmir Valley and five Muslim-majority districts of Jammu region of Indian- administered Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, according to an order issued by the government. But Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been asked to exclude ...

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  • China committed to buy around $52 billion worth of energy goods from the U.S. in 2020 and 2021 amid the phase-one trade deal signed by the countries.   After 21 months of imposing reciprocal tariffs, the world's two biggest economies finally reached a trade agreement and signed a ...

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  • The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) filed on Friday a challenge to Quebec’s controversial religious symbols law with Canada’s top court. Also joining in the challenge were the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and plaintiff Ichrak Nourel Hak. The Quebec law bans most ...

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  • The Syrian regime and Iran-backed terror groups on Friday launched a ground offensive in Aleppo province which was designated as a de-escalation zone. Regime forces and allied terrorist groups continue targeting residential areas and Syrian opposition in the province's western and southern ...

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  • Israeli police on Friday stormed Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex and attacked worshippers after morning prayer, according to eyewitnesses.  Thousands of Palestinians performed morning prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to affirm their devotion to it and their refusal to the Israeli ...

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  • China's economy grew 6.1% in 2019 registering the lowest growth in the last 29 years, according to official data revealed Friday. China’s National Bureau of Statistics released figures for last year saying the government's annual target was 6 to 6.5%, Xinhua news agency reported. The figure ...

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  • France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East to back its military operations in the region, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The nuclear aircraft carrier will be deployed to support Chammal operations until April, Macron said at a New Year speech to the ...

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  • Countries that lost citizens in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner by Iran met Thursday and demanded “five key elements” that must be adhered to, including compensation for victims’ families.  All 167 passengers and nine crew died when the plane was brought down ...

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  • China has sent a new remote-sensing satellite into space, local media reported. Reportedly featuring "super-wide coverage" and "resolution at the sub-meter level", the new optical remote-sensing satellite meant for commercial use was launched into orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north ...

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  • More and more civilians are losing their lives or getting displaced in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib as the regime, Iran-backed groups and Russia intensify airstrikes. A total of 313 civilians, including 100 children, were killed, 1,843 others injured and 382,466 Syrians were forced to ...

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  • Rwanda has launched a campaign to collect 1 million smartphones through donations to be distributed to poor families across the country. The campaign -- dubbed Connect Rwanda, which will run until March this year -- aims to increase Rwanda’s smartphone penetration, which is currently below ...

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  • A court in Turkey's capital Ankara ruled on Wednesday to lift a ban on Wikipedia, after a decision by the country's top court that the block breached freedom of expression. Turkish authorities had blocked the online encyclopedia on April 29, 2017, after which its parent organization, the Wikimedia ...

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  • The House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday to send impeachment articles to the Senate for President Donald Trump's trial. The resolution cleared the House in a 228-193 vote. Trump was impeached in December when the House approved abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles ...

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  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned the U.S. and Europe against taking a "wrong" step in response to Iran's decision not to abide by the nuclear deal, according to Iranian Mehr News Agency. Rouhani asserted that “the U.S. and Europeans should come back to compliance [with the ...

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  • The British envoy was briefly detained in the Iranian capital on Saturday and accused of helping to organise unlawful protests after the Iranian government acknowledged its responsibility for accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian airliner amid fears of war with the US. UK Ambassador to Iran Rob ...

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  • Israel has started exporting natural gas to its southern neighbor Egypt, the Egyptian Energy Ministry announced on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said the natural gas import from Israel is "an important development which serves the interests of both sides." According to the agreement which ...

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  • Spanish football powerhouse Barcelona topped the Deloitte Football Money League list, having at least €840 million or $933 million in the 2018-2019 football season on Tuesday. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi-led Barça became the highest earning football club last season with ...

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  • Sudanese government forces succeeded late Tuesday in retaking control of all intelligence buildings in the capital following a revolt by armed former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir. Government forces raided all buildings belonging to the General Intelligence Agency and ...

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